1. To conduct research that improves our understanding of the brain pathology and neural network dysfunctions in Parkinson’s disease.
2. To develop new therapeutic approaches for Parkinson’s disease.
3. To educate the public about current research and therapeutic development for Parkinson’s disease.
4. To provide a training environment that fosters integration between clinical care and basic research on Parkinson’s disease.
Emory's center is member of the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center network. Established in 1998 by Congress and managed through the NIH, these centers foster cutting-edge translational research into the causes and possible treatments for Parkinson's disease. Emory's center focuses on improving our understanding of movement problems in Parkinson's disease at the brain network level.